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Name: Temper



Race: human

Appearance: An old man with a scar down the left side of his face.

Further Info: Member of Dassem's First Sword. He survived the fall of the Sword at Y'Ghatan.


Physical Description


"...he looked down at his own patched open sandals, ragged cloth wrapping his legs, and the threadbare black and gold surcoat of a Malazan garrison regular." - (NoK, Uk mmpb, p.43)


"Temper rubbed the sickle-moon scar that curved down his left temple to his chin..." - (NoK, UK mmpb, p.46_


"Temper rubbed a palm over his close-cropped hair... ' - (NoK, UK mmpb, p.66)


As a member of the First Sword



"...he'd been there when they took Ubaryd." -(NoK, UK mmpb, p.45)


"Dassem drew on his helm and started forward. Temper and the rest of the Sword - Point, Ferrule, Quillion, Hilt and Edge - fell in around him." - (NoK, UK mmpb, p.253)


"You stood against Surgen! It was amazing! I didn't see the half of it, but everyone's talking. I heard them through the tent. He was a Holy City patroned champion! Mage-abetted. Temple anointed. And you stonewalled him! I thought we had it, but you saved our hides." - (NoK, UK mmpb, p.278)


"Dassem himself had picked him from the ranks: for conspicuos pig-headedness, the Champion had joked. For more than a decade he'd served in the Sword." - (NoK, UK mmpb, p.402) 


General References


"He'd even presented himself with false papers to the local garrison in order to return to the only life he'd ever felt was his own." - (NoK, UK mmpb, p.88)


"Tossing back the oiled hide, he pulled out two belted and sheathed swords. These went over each shoulder, the blades hanging at his back. Short, blunt fighting daggers went beside each hip.


...A helmet stared back at him. It was of blackened steel with a mail coif hanging like tattered lace all around, and an articulated lobster-tail neck guard. The T-shaped vision slit and closing cheek guards fixed on him like a ghost from the past..." - (NoK, UK mmpb, p.171)




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Comments (2)

Gaute Tangen said

at 8:45 am on Sep 21, 2009

He is also mentioned in The Bone Hunters at the end

Shadowthrone says 'I fear nothing-'
Tayschrenn answers 'Liar. You heard Temper step out of Coop's - and you fled.'

I am going back to check on who was leaving Coop's during the last part of the book. Seems Temper might have aquired a psuydonym or I just did not catch his name not having read NoK at the time.

- (BH, UK TPB p.882)

Gaute Tangen said

at 7:02 am on Sep 22, 2009

A fully armoured Temper exits Coop's to go for a walk looks towards the deadhouse and for some reason changes his mind and goes back in.
-(BH, US HB p.770)

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